Internationally-acclaimed percussion group Strike has been tutoring local children over the last two years to teach them percussion and performance skills. The group has rapidly become in demand through their energy and all-out beats – having already performed at the Wellington Rugby Fan-zone, Te Papa, Town Hall, Te Rauparaha Arena and at local festivals in Porirua. Now they are set for a special Christmas performance at Downstage Theatre in December 2012.
“Percussion is a fantastic medium to teach children about music, composition and teamwork. It’s brilliant to see the talent of these young artists meshed in with the full Strike performance. We can’t wait to unveil our new show this December.” says Murray Hickman, Manager of Strike.
“Where did the name Batterie 100 come from? Batterie means the percussion section of an orchestra or band and the aim is to have 100 drummers on stage at the same time”.
The Titahi Bay members of the Batterie 100 project have been tutored with the help of community grants including the Mana Community Grants Foundation. The initiative has proven to be popular with audiences and has generated a groundswell of parental and community support. The programme also provides a pathway to excellence through Strike’s development work within the Batterie 100 project and their advanced Academy programme.
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